Bethenny Being Sued For Skinnygirl Profits

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Bethenny Frankel is being sued by her ex-manager, Doug Wald, who claims that he helped her make the deal to create the Skinnygirl cocktail brand — but was cut out of the profit share. According to this report, “Wald says Frankel specifically sought out his advice because she thought the Skinnygirl cocktail was underexploited and he could help her make some money from it.” The Skinnygirl cocktail brand is a huge success, because women love booze but hate calories, and when the line was acquired in March, it was a $120 million deal. Wald wants his ten percent — $12 million – and $100 million in damages. Ouch. [Hollywood Reporter]

Lindsay Lohan‘s probation report reveals the night she had a tiff with a Betty Ford employee, she’d been drinking alcohol. And! When it comes to necklace theft, she “has been suspected of similar conduct in other jewelry stores.” [People]

Will Smith‘s ridiculous trailer is ridiculous. Come on. [People, NY Post]

Chelsea Handler and 50 Cent never officially admitted to seeing each other, but in an interview with Piers Morgan, Chelsea finally says: “We dated, very casually.” And: “He’s a very sweet, nice guy… I was sampling, kind of, the atmosphere, seeing what was out there, and I was satiated.” What does that mean? That Fiddy knows how to please a woman? Chelsea also says that Mr. Cent is “the complete antithesis of what you’d imagine,” but complains: “I don’t really like when men buy me ridiculous gifts, especially when I don’t know them well… I can buy my own gifts. I really don’t like gifts from rappers in general, since I’m not a hooker.” [People]

Teen Mom‘s Amber has lost primary custody of her daughter Leah. [NYDN]

  • HUGE blind item: An unnamed plaintiff is suing an A-list internationally famous celebrity for intentionally spreading herpes. And there’s video evidence! Who could it be? (Oh, and it was a while ago, but do you remember the herpes chart? And the herpes tree?) [TMZ]
  • Katie Holmes is not, repeat, NOT pregnant. She may have had a large lunch, however. [Daily Mail]
  • Leonardo DiCaprio and Bar Refaeli are dunzo. It was amicable, they’re still friends, blah blah blah. Here’s what’s important: Leo is single and Kate Winslet is single, so all you Jack and Rose shippers may finally see your dreams come true. If Jack can manage to stop dating models, that is. [Just Jared, Page Six]
  • Despite the dumb dumb dumb hubbub, Common performed poetry at the White House. Go Common. Video at the link. [ONTD]
  • Kanye, Jay-Z, Mayor Bloomberg, Mary-Kate and Ashley. Best party ever? [Gatecrasher]
  • Rachel McAdams and Michael Sheen are officially a couple, and hit the red carpet together in Cannes. [Digital Spy]
  • Do you feel kind of broke? Like, you’re squeaking by, but could use more cash? Talk to Ryan Seacrest, who now earns $55 million a year. Trying to figure out what his biweekly paycheck looks like hurts my brain. [Us]
  • Quentin Tarantino, Lady Gaga, Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie. Oh, to be a part of this posse! [Contact Music]
  • Beyoncé‘s fourth album will be titled 4. [Contact Music]
  • Rachael Ray and Guy Fieri have announced a new show, “the cooking equivalent of Dancing with the Stars.” It will be called Guy Vs. Rachael’s Celebrity Smackdown. Prediction: A star is going to chop a finger off accidentally. [ONTD]
  • Sienna Miller is dating someone named DJ Slinky WIzard, and that is all I have to say about that. [Contact Music]
  • Hayden Panettiere and Wladimir Klitschko: Dunzo. [Contact Music]
  • David Hasselhoff has joined the cast of Piranha 3DD. The second D is for downgrade. [Perez, Page Six]
  • What kind of jerks steal 21,000 bottles of vodka from Dan Aykryod‘s company warehouse? [TMZ]
  • Tom Sizemore‘s girlfriend has been missing for over a month, and the actor has been questioned about her disappearance. [TMZ]
  • MOAR blind items! 1. “Which prominent TV personality is about to come out with the help of public relations guru Howard Bragman, who has helped dozens of celebs announce their sexuality? The media blitz will begin next week.” Not sure, but it could rhyme with Manderson Looper? 2. “Which apparently clean singer has a huge drug problem and had to make a big payout to a tour manager, who quit and sued after he was asked to look after a suitcase that turned out to be packed with drug paraphernalia?” Whitney? Gaga? [Page Six]
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